Keynotes: Prof. Loredana Polezzi (Stony Brook University), Prof. Sherry Simon (Concordia University)
Organising committee: Andrea Ciribuco, Anne O’Connor (NUI Galway)
Urban spaces have always been places of translation, where encounters between languages and cultures have given birth to both conflict and exchange. In the last few decades, increasingly diverse urban environments have emerged, making coexistence between different communities a key contemporary issue. As a multi-disciplinary event, this conference explores urban spaces (cities and towns) as areas of translation, of dialogue and silence, communication and interaction. This conference deals with translation in society and beyond the text: translation as the managing of difference, a tool for inclusion or exclusion within the context of the contemporary urban space. As a multi-disciplinary, multi-media event, the conference intends to explore the different instances where people perform translation on the social stage in response to the many challenges and stimuli of 21st century globalization. Some of these translations are performed by professionals, some by nonprofessionals; some are intended to impact policy or contribute to a public debate, while others may last the short space of an oral exchange.
The two-day conference will take place online, with panelists connected from three different continents: if you wish to attend, please visit https://translating-the-neighbourhood.eventbrite.com to register and you will be sent a link to the Zoom webinars. Please register beforehand as places are limited. The event is free to attend online.
The conference “Translating the Neighbourhood: Migration, dialogue and spaces of translation in the 21st century” takes place within the scope of project “Language Integration and New Communities in Multicultural Societies”, which is funded by the Irish Research Council and the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation program, under the Marie Skłodowska-Curie grant agreement No. 713279.